I have lived in many places: on the West Coast, the Midwest and now in Dallas, Texas with my husband and my sweet dog, Skye. My life is pretty nice nowadays, but it hasn't always been that way. Life has been a wonderful, amazing journey for me, one that has allowed me to learn and grow in many ways.
However, as a child, I grew up poor and struggled to even eat healthy. To say that living a healthy lifestyle was tough - is an understatement. My personal story is a childhood challenge that involved my mother's poor health choices.
I learned very early in life about the power of choice. My mother's choices created a sad quality of life for her. She was very overweight, she smoked heavily and much more. Most of the memories I have of my sweet mother are of her mostly not well..suffering from one illness or another.
I intuitively knew, even as a young child, that she could make other choices - healthier choices.
One day, I walked into her bedroom and there on her dresser stood a bottle of vitamins. I clearly remember the bottle - clear glass, with yellow and green labeling. I was so happy to see that bottle because I knew my mother finally got it! She once and for all was taking control of her health and her life. I just knew things were going to be better and my brother's and I would have our mother back. Every day I would check to see if she used the vitamins. Unfortunately, that bottle just stood there on the dresser - becoming a fixture, gathering dust. Sadly, my mother's choices led to her untimely death at the young age of 36.
Like so many others, my mother didn't feel as if she had choice in her life, nor did she feel she deserved it. Because of my experience with my mother, it has become my mission, my passion to help others know that there are other choices instead of the feeling that 'this is my lot in life.'
It gives me a tremendous sense of joy to see the success that my clients and readers have experienced. Now you know the deeper reason why I do what I do.
My experiences as a child led me on an inspired path to helping others and that involved receiving my Doctorate in Psychology and my Certification as a Nutritional Consultant and Life Coach.
These days you can find me as the Health Expert for the ABC show GOOD MORNING TEXAS, on the radio, writing, speaking and helping clients and others create weight loss success.
You deserve to have optimal health and to live in a leaner body. You do not deserve to be unhealthy and you do not deserve to be fat. You deserve to live the life you love.